Do you prefer LVP or tile in a rental?
I'm big fan of LVP, but in the past I've still done tile in the kitchen. I've only done single family homes though, where the eventual exit strategy will likely be to sell the homes to an owner occupier when the neighborhood has fully gentrified. I think tile looks better.
What are people doing in the kitchen these days for rental grade? We have our first duplex, and my wife was thinking LVP everywhere This is also what our floor guys says most landlords are doing.
A lot of landlords do use low grade flooring, but most tenants can tell the difference just like you can, for kitchens I like the stick down tiles from Home Depot but with real grout, they are fairly inexpensive but look and feel like real tile, and are very durable unless you bend them, which if your floor is level shouldn't be a problem.
I use the LVP. I love it. Had a pipe break in my triplex on the 3rd floor that leaked all the through to the basement. Stick down tile on the second floor was ruined, but the LVP that I put down a year ago on the first floor wasn't even marked. It's all I use now
We only do ceramic tile in rentals. We do wood looking plank tiles throughout the house, and sometimes put that in the kitchen, or sometimes just put more traditional looking ceramic tile in the kitchens.
We LOVE tile, everything about it makes it A+ for rentals IMO! The way I see it, it will take more time/money now, but it will be cheaper long term because you don't have to worry about spills of any type, and cleaning is sooo easy!!! --- a bonus is that it's cold to the feet, so a lot of people put down rugs and it protects the tiles!
Well, it likely it will likely be a moot decision in this one. We pulled up the crappy laminate and found hardwood. So, assuming the rest of house looks the same, and our floor guys says it is refinishable, we'll be going with wood throughout the house and tile in the kitchen.